Jenny Durrant – Assistant Curator
I work with the Antiquities collection of local archaeology, social history, coins and medals, architectural fragments, Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Classical archaeology. I lead externally-funded research projects, temporary exhibitions, undertake collections research, and work with colleagues to make this collection accessible through the museum’s websites and social media.
I’m also a specialist in collections management and ethics. I lead the museum’s collections disposals process, and am reviewing our long-term loans procedures. Our museum also has a fascinating institutional and collections archive which I work closely with, and I’m actively shaping our archaeological archives process.
Leading from my work at RAMM I’m also studying for a PhD Museum Studies with the University of Leicester, where I’m investigating how museums can improve communication of ethical issues to the public and stakeholders.
Please note I work part time: usually Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Phone: 01392 265877
Address: Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX
I have a degree in Archaeology (University of Exeter) and MA Museum Studies (University of Leicester). My PhD research is funded by an AHRC ‘Midlands 3 Cities’ studentship.
My heritage experience began in archives in 1999 when I volunteered with Bristol Record Office. I’ve been employed in the archaeology and museums sector since graduating in 2003. During this time I’ve tackled RAMM’s documentation backlog, led temporary exhibition projects, developed digital content, worked with partners, and designed the new galleries during the RAMM Redevelopment project. I’ve also undertaken freelance work for the Devon and Exeter Medical Society and also as a Roman tile specialist, and was the Finds and Archives Supervisor for a commercial archaeology company.